Future of Nursing WV Blog

September 23, 2017

Drug abuse is rising in the United States. According to the CDC, in 2015-- alone-- more than 15,000 people died from opioid overdose. Drugabuse.gov reports that 80% of those addicted to opioids first took an opioid as a prescription. But this isn’t something I have to...

November 22, 2016

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell came to her home state of WV today for a conversation with West Virginians who have benefited from the Affordable Health Care Act. "It's not just about the name, Obamacare, it is about the ef...

August 29, 2016

The Future of Nursing West Virginia Awards Gala held Saturday, August 27, 2016 at the University of Charleston was a big success.

The event was a culmination of 3 years of dedicated work of three organizations who were charter members of FONWV.

In May of 2013, the leader...

January 9, 2016

A new study by MSU nursing economist Peter Buerhaus and colleagues at Mathematica Policy Research and Brandeis University’s Heller School for Social Policy and Management finds that patients with a nurse practitioner as a primary care provider are less costly to Medica...

January 3, 2016

The future of nursing and healthcare will be increasingly in the community as nurses partner with people to get healthy and stay healthy with less confining and expensive institutional care. http://www.forbes.com/sites/brucejapsen/2015/12/24/more-nurse-jobs-shift-from-...

September 29, 2015

The Affordable Care Act has highlighted the need to focus on Health and Health is the focus of Nursing. We will need more nurses in the future to help people make the lifestyle changes that create better health in our state and the nation. With the aging workforce in n...

April 29, 2015

On April 23rd members of the Future of Nursing WV (FONWV) Leadership Team and Transition to Practice Team joined resources to launch the Transition to Practice & Leadership Project. The project includes online learning sessions and personal mentoring to assure a succes...

February 28, 2015

The Future of Nursing WV (FONWV) Action Coalition is pleased to announce we received a $150,000 State Implementation Program (SIP) grant from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) to initiate an online Nursing Transition to Practice and Leadership Project. We are also...

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